We're excited to be hosting @wethepeople users here at the @WhiteHouse for the #WTPMeetUp today! — WeThePeople (@wethepeople) October 23, 2014 On September 22, 2011, we launched We the People to give Americans a new way to petition their government around issues they care about. Since then, more than 15 million users have participated, collecting more than 22 million signatures on more than 360,000 petitions. And to celebrate its third birthday , we hosted our first-ever meetup for We the People users and petition creators right here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Meetup participants toured the White House, then spent the afternoon across the street at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where they discussed their experience using the petitions platform and heard from Administration officials. During the afternoon session, they spoke with Megan Smith, the government's Chief Technology Officer,